The Nuggets (-410) are favored by 9 points on the road against the Trail Blazers (+318) in a Western Northwest division matchup. The over/under line is 218 points and tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 ET at the Moda Center.

Denver (37-19) is currently 4th in the Western Conference, while Portland (15-39) is 14th. The Trail Blazers have lost 6 straight games.


The Pick: Denver Nuggets -9

This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, February 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 121-106 in favor of the Nuggets.
  • Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 12 threes.

Is It the Nuggets Game to Lose on the Road?

The Nuggets are favored by 9 points today against the Trail Blazers. This season, Denver has been favored in 48 of their 56 games, going 35-13 in those games. As the favorite, they have a scoring differential of +5.2 points per game.

Denver’s ATS record for the season is 23-31, and they have covered the spread in their last two road games. On the road, the Nuggets are 10-18 vs. the spread.

On average, Denver’s games have finished with a combined scoring total of 225 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 218, and the Nuggets have played in 49 games with higher O/U lines than that. Their O/U record for the season is 20-35-1.

In their last game, the Nuggets beat the Wizards by a score of 130-110. The O/U line for that game was 233, and Denver covered the spread as 15.5-point favorites.

In the Western Conference, the Nuggets are currently in 4th place with a record of 37-19. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 20-13 and 4-5 against teams in their division. On the road, the Nuggets are 15-14.

So far this season, the Nuggets are averaging 114.2 points per game, which is 18th in the league. However, on the road, they are scoring 109.7 points per game. Coming into the game, the Nuggets are 29th in pace at 96.1 possessions per game.

Denver is one of the top teams in the league in two-point field goal percentage, as they are making 55% of their shots inside the arc. Overall, the Nuggets are 8th in field goal percentage at 49%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nuggets are 15th in the league at 36%. In terms of volume, Denver is 27th in three-point attempts and 26th in made threes.

So far this season, the Nuggets defense has been performing well, ranking 6th in the NBA at 110.8 points allowed per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nuggets are forcing 11.8 per game, which is 4th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 11th in blocked shots at 5.4 per game.

Can the Portland Offense Score Enough at Home?

Portland has lost six straight games and currently sits in 14th place in the Western Conference with a record of 15-39. In the Northwest Division, they are in 5th place.

As the underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 14-35 this season and are 24-25 against the spread as the underdog. Today, they are 9-point underdogs and have gone 5-49 as the underdog this season.

This season, Portland has an average scoring differential of -5.3 points per game at home. Against the spread at home, they are 11-15 and 25-29 overall.

The Blazers’ O/U record for the season is 24-29-1, and their games have averaged 224.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 218, and their last two games have gone over the posted total.

In their most recent game, the Trail Blazers were defeated by the Timberwolves by a score of 128-91. Portland was 9.5-point underdogs in that game, and the O/U line was 216.

This season, the Trail Blazers have been one of the worst offenses in the NBA, ranking just 29th in points per game at 107.9. However, they have been slightly better at home, where they are averaging 110.0 points per game.

Portland’s struggles on offense can be seen in their field goal percentage, as they are shooting just 44% from the field this season (30th in the NBA). In terms of pace, the Blazers are 20th in the league at 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is just 25th in the NBA at 35%. However, they are one of the better teams in terms of offensive rebounding, ranking 5th in the league in that category.

The Trail Blazers’ defense is presently ranked 17th in the league, allowing an average of 116.7 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Trail Blazers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.6% and 34.6% from three-point territory.